YANIS VAROUFAKIS has been appointed Professor Honoris Causa by the International University College di Torino. His Lectio Magistralis DEMOCRACY IN EUROPE, The Political Economics of an Epic Struggle will take place on Thursday March 17, at 2:30 pm, in the Aula Magna at the Campus Einaudi of the Università di Torino, Lungo Dora Siena 100.
The IUC Academic Council, on a proposal from the Academic Coordinator Professor Ugo Mattei, noted the opinion expressed by its members Professors Joseph Halevi and Jan Toporowski, unanimously confers upon Yanis Varoufakis the Honorary Professorship for the following reasons:
“For his denunciation informed by disciplinary acumen of the theoretical and practical failure of the current mainstream approach in economics. For his deep theoretical contribution to the discipline of Political Economy through the recovery of the humanistic thought of Karl Marx. For his lucid analysis of the reasons for the collapse of austerity policies in Europe and elsewhere. For his vivid demonstration of the fallacy – also theoretical – of the extractive financial policies that victimize the working classes, the poor and the commons in Europe. For highlighting in his theoretical work the incompatibility with the democratic ideal of a macroeconomic framework devoid of government instruments able to cushion the shock to the markets imposed by the capitalist mode of production in the absence of regulation and control of financial speculation.”
Turin, International University College